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Brownfield in Terry County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Colonel B. F. Terry / Terry's Texas Rangers

 
 
Colonel B. F. Terry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, April 28, 2014
1. Colonel B. F. Terry Marker
Inscription.
Front Side:
County named for Texas Confederate
Colonel B. F. Terry
1821 – 1861

Native of Kentucky. Came to Texas 1831. Member Secession Convention. Commanded reinforcements of state troops sent to Rio Grande for the capture of Federal arms, property at Fort Brown. Went to Virginia hoping to be in first battle of war. Cited for valuable volunteer service in first Battle of Manassas. Returned to Texas with orders to raise cavalry regiment which soon attained fame as Terry's Rangers. Accepted his commission only when men elected him Colonel. Killed Woodsonville, Kentucky leading unit's first charge. His loyal Rangers carried his name until war's end. Buried Glenwood Cemetery, Houston.

Back Side:
Terry's Texas Rangers

Ten companies of the “Kid Glove” gentry of Texas enlisted for the duration of the Civil War, forming the famed Terry's Texas Rangers. With their able leaders, this 8th Texas Cavalry Regiment joined Johnston's command in Kentucky. History finds it easy to call these Texas men fighters. They were excellent horsemen, marksmen, utterly reckless. Individual heroism was not uncommon. Their deeds were praised at Shiloh, Murfreesboro, Chickamauga, Bragg's Raid into Kentucky and their last charge at Bentonville,
Terry's Texas Rangers Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, April 28, 2014
2. Terry's Texas Rangers Marker
N.C. Called upon to cover retreats, to invade enemy lines to get information, harass the enemy and to lead charges. In thickest of fighting these soldiers upheld the Texas Ranger tradition and name into battle. They carried a six-shooter, double barrel shotgun, a Texas toothpick — a large, deadly double–edged knife — and their famed fighting spirit.
 
Erected 1964 by State of Texas. (Marker Number 957.)
 
Location. 33° 10.733′ N, 102° 16.837′ W. Marker is in Brownfield, Texas, in Terry County. Marker is on West Main Street (U.S. 82/380) east of South 6th Street, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in front of the courthouse. Marker is in this post office area: Brownfield TX 79316, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. City of Brownfield (within shouting distance of this marker); Brownfield Municipal Power Plant (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Baptist Church of Brownfield (approx. 0.2 miles away); A.M. Brownfield Home (approx. 0.7 miles away); Terry County's First Jail (approx. 0.7 miles away); Maids and Matrons Club
Colonel B. F. Terry and Terry's Texas Rangers Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, April 28, 2014
3. Colonel B. F. Terry and Terry's Texas Rangers Marker
(approx. 0.7 miles away); Brownfield Cemetery (approx. 0.9 miles away); Site of Joe T. and Laura Hamilton Home (approx. 1.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Brownfield.
 
Categories. Settlements & SettlersWar, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 354 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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